Measles cases have increased in British Columbia (BC), and around the world. To protect our community, the province is holding a campaign to raise measles immunity among school children. We are also gathering immunization records. Most children in BC are immune to measles because they have had two doses of MMR vaccine.
The measles immunization catch-up program is an opportunity for children who have zero or only one dose of measles vaccine. It is also an opportunity for us to ensure we have complete vaccine records for all school children.
We want to reassure parents and students that this is not an emergency situation.
We'd like to thank parents and students in advance for their participation in this important immunization campaign. We are working with the province, our health care partners and school districts to ensure the best possible measles protection for all school-aged children.